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FACE SIX THE BLXTHEVILLE COURIEB NEWS .THX COURIER KEWB OCX , H. W. HAINES, Publisher JAMES U VERHOEFK Editor FAITL D. HUMAN, Advertising Manigtr BoJ» tittional Advertising Representative*: Wallac* Witaer Co, N*v York. Chicago, Detroit, AtUnta, Mempbji. jEntered a* Kcond clau matter at th* cffio» *t Blytheville, Arkansas, under act ol Con, October 8, 1917. Hamfiet ot Tb* Auoclatcd Pteaa SUBSCRIPTION KATES: By carrier ID the citj ol Biytheville ot tnj suburban town when caniei »ervlc« I* maintained, 20c per week, ol 85c p«i monti By mall, within a radius ot SO miles (4.00 p« year, (2.00 lor sli month*, 11.00 tor thre* month*; by mill outside 60 mil* zone » 10.00 per year payable In advance. Meditations For ChrUl Mint me not to baptize, but to preach ihe Iospel noCwllh wisdom ot words, lest the cro» of Christ shuu'ld b« liiade of none effect.—1 Co- rfnthlani "1:17. • • * • ' , The main object of the gospel It to estaBllsh principles—thr- corruption of nature, and the redemption by Jesus Christ —Pascal. Barbs' New "styles In fall earrings are now being «H6wn. Just watch" the women prick up their ears. « * * * An explorer says It's safer in the jungle than , ft 1» In the city. Wild anlmaJs don't attach at CO miles an hour. Nature is about to turn over a lot ol new leaves, .It'll be'our job to rake them. * * * An auto crash restored a man's memory. Often, that's all that's left after a traffic accident. • * * . • A lot of second-hand cars are accepted with ' somebody's kindest depreciation. '.V, % f' ft t «-' \. I *' •Steel, Labor Should Act In Spirit of Board Findings It ig by no means certain now that i - ^["nationwide steel stiike has been avert, ed by the recommendations of the Pre'si- -*• dent's fac-iinding board. „ ' No major,producer has announced * flatty; that it* will accept the board's /, 'proposals 'i 01 company-financed social -"'^insurance and pension benefits aggre- • 'jfjltinjf about ?200 a year per worker. On "; the contiary, most have indicated either '-publicly or privately that they oppose ,, Benefit programs to winch the workers themselves do not aiso contribute. - , Meantime, the United Steel Workers (CIO) nas warned that it will call strikes Saturday against every steel firm that refuse* to commit itself to full acceptance of the board's report. The union has endorsed the recommendaions completely. W« believe that both the companies and the union are at fault in dealing; with this situation. Ther behavior is in strong contrast to the performance of the fact-finding board. It is widely felt that the board turned out a statesmanlike report that was both judicial in foim and wisely temperate in its conclusions. It had to tackle a complex wage-pension dispute in a fashion that would be least likely to upset the present delicate balance in the American economy, and most likely to recommend itself to both producers and workers as a basis for a settlement. We agree with the general view that the board carried out this assignment admirably. It ur^ed against a wage in; crease that would have touched off a fourth round boost throughut industry, : with possibly disastrous effect on the ; economy. • On the other hand, it proposed social insurance and pension benefits that are definitely moderate in character. They are less than the union sought, but still sufficient to attract the workers as reasonable. And, while the companies are being asked to bear the full cost, Hie board suggested that the pension part of tlie program be the subject of a joint study by both sides which might take ' until iMarch 1, 1050, to complete. The' Wall Street Journal estimated after a survey of the industry that the social insurance feature of the board's recommendations would cause only a slight increase in company costs. But, of course, there is nothing binding about the proposals. They are purely advisory. Hence it seems intemperate and premature of the union to declare at this stage that it will strike against , the firms which will not promptly ac- 'cept the board findings. After all, despite their general opposition to paying the full cost of benefits, the companies have indicated a willingness to sit down and discuss the issue. The board's report itself stressed the ' advisability of relying on collective bargaining procedures in disputes of this kind. Strike talk sounds like a violation of the spirit of the recommenda- I" tions the union «ay» it accepts k fulj. Yet the companies merit no pat oa the back for their response to the r»- port. They entered the fact-finding in- cjuiry with a chip on their shoulder, com' plaining loudly and often that the board was stacked against them and would almost certainly favor a wage boost that the industry would be compelled by public opinion to accept. Kalhcr grudgingly, two producers have acknowledged the flighty responsible attitude shown by the fact-finders. The biggest, United States Steel, at first maintained a glum silence but then rejected the report in sweeping terms. Most firms emphasize the leatures they don't like, rather than conceding in good grace that the report 'proposed many advantages for them. The country ought to have little patience either with strike talk from the union or further ifl-lempered griping from the companies. What it deserves i> sensible, fair-minded discussion of these issues around a table, in the excellent spirit of ihe tact-finders' recommendations. BLVTHEVILLB (ARK.)' COURIER NEWS VIEWS OF OTHERS Forthright Action On the Pound . Devaluation ol tne pound is a fact. For some time it had been a hope In some circles, a tear in others, and a rumor everywhere. The cut in dollar value of the pound is deeper than had ueen generally anticipated. A dollar price of $3.20 had ' been forecast. The pound nas been reduced tro'm $4.03 to 52.80, about one-third. The reasons for the move have been thoroughly discussed in advance. Britain has not Wen aljle to earn through export trade the dollars Brl- tpns need to pay for their Imports. This lact is ftss a reflection oh British enterprise (though high-cost production lias played a part) than on the genera (monetary situation which has existed since the end of the war. Dollars are a scarce currency in nearly any language. The British have been exporting at a very high rate indeed,but much of this business has been with countries who do not pay in dollars, A lower-priced pound will permit lower-cost production in Britain—lower cost, that Is, in terms of the currencies of other countries, including the United States. The British worker will receive the same number of pounds for his labor, but for every pound that now goes into • British production American buyers will have to •-find only 52,80 (labor cost) instead of 54.03 when buying British goods. Yet the price cuts on British goods in the United States cannot equal the cut in the pound. Taxes, traffs, Importers' mart- ups, etc., remain the same. The lower-priced pound should have a sharper price effect In Britain, and in the other direction. Bread 7,111 probably go up 20 to 25 per cent, for example. All things that the British consumer needs from abroad—and they are many In the British economy—wiii_ be affected. Naturally, Sir Stafford Cripps' dramatic .announcement started- financial memories winging back to 1931 when the British went off the gold standard and the pound came tumbling down. There are several significant differences between those times and these, however. The 1931 devaluation took place as It did because cooperation with other countries had not then been arranged. The prcsnt dvaluation Is partly a result of thla cooperation. Though not entirely palatable to the British, the International pressure on the pound Is aimed at strengthening Britain's trade position and will 'take place within the framework of the Inter- nationa] Monetary Fund. One aspect of this new approach to currency questions Is reflected In the fact that several other countries devalued at the same time, and It is almost Inevitable that others will follow. Though the devaluation of the pound Is now reported to have been decided upon before the Washington dollar talks, and though the United States (luring those talks applied no visible pressure for devaluation, there has been no doubt anywhere In the world tt;at powerful United states Influences have favored devaluation for a long time. It has nlso been repeatedly suggested chat In the event of this devaluation, wlncli wt.uW surely be followed by devaluation ol several other currencies, the United States might find itscir faced with new financial responslb)IIUes--the tas kof helping stabilize Ihe world money market at the new levels- with dollar loans. Certainly, Ihe British move deserves a most sympathetic reccpllon by the American people. Surely the voices which ar c already warning that pound devaluation means a flooding o/ American markets with low-cost, "cheap labor" British products are stridently out of tune with the times. The fact is that the Brllsh people are once agnin asked for "blood, sweat and tears." But they cannot be expected to fight the Wtsfs postwar battles for economic and political stability alone, or to continue talking the bulk ot the burden. If their new sacrifice is to count for us all—Americans, Frenchmen, Canadians, Belgians and the rest of us—it will have to be accompanied by a deep understanding, especially In powerful America of just who Is In tills boat tcgthcr, how we got there, and how we can bring it to shore. —CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR SO THEY SAY The world must choose between the new hope that moral rearmament offers and the atom bomB with Its consequences of destruction.—Georges Beilicr, ol the French Government Board of Education. • » * No American should kid himself into believing aid Irom the U. S. will have any clfect on Tito's form of government.—Dr. K'.illey F. Mather, noted Harvard University geologist. Rose-Colored Magnifying Glass TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, Britain's Socialist Government Faces Crucial Test of Power PETER EDSON'S Washington News Notebook White House Calls Big Conference To Study Personalities of Youths WASHINGTON —(NBA)— Elaborate plans are how being made In the White House for a big powwow of high-level child psychologist. social workers and educators to be held next year, in an attempt to find out just how much and what ' Is wrong ' with the personalities and minds of 0.S. kids. ''''°'" tc< . up ie ned for '- 1 has been set I . , , . • , ' | w*.».i ,v_u ufj t. v ua.iiu.it; me .ized training of people working with • problems and details of the confer- chllclren and stimulated progressive ence. Melvin A. Glasser an able "hi^-'T.'"., Ti' e last one '" m ° cxec «''ve and former official with highlighted the importance ot the I the American National Red child In a democracy." Those are will be in charge. He will be t •just some of the results. Looking For More Action Fancy title for U;e shindig is Hc^r^^f^ ™ "The Midcentury White House Conference on Children and Youth. ". This, one will- be the fifth of its kind. Teddy Hoosevelt called the first, one back in 1300 and it has gotten to be sort of a habit for presidents to sponsor one every 10 years.' - ' - •- •:. • ... Al of these .conferecncs have been held o ri the loftiest intellectual plane. Probably for. the sake ot maximum objectivity they are kept far above the diaper and dirty-face level. That's Just where the American parent grapples with the complex problems of riding herd on an unpredictable bundle of growing energy, In .frantic hope that some day a wage-earning, law-abiding citizen might result. But the U.S. Children's Bureau, which figures prominently In these conferences, assures us that real benefits have seeped down to the "child's operational level" (rom these meetings. The 1909 conference, we are told In a Bureau of publication, "stimulated the creation of a Children's Bureau In the Federal Government." "Public demand for child labor legislation" resulted from the one in 1910. The IQ30 meeting P. Lcn- root, head of the Children's Bt]rn»u and secretary for the conference, wants this one to be "better focused." She says, "the first two conferences were probably too limited in scope, and the last two covered such a. broad range of subjects as to make it difficult for a clear- cut, understandable program to emerge which could be the basis for action In behalf of children." She adds, "certainly there Is a need lor recognition of the inclusiveness of concern for children, but there mast be sharply defined focal points around which the conference arge. He will ,be assisted by a public relations man and two staff workers. ' Job Will T«ne A Tear H will take them a year, working full steam, to get ready for the meeting. And It -will probably be close to another year, preparing the report and arranging for postcon- fercnces—''when resources will be mobilized for carrying out immediate and long-range "actions programs"—before the Job is finished Just the planning this year Is costing $75,000. That pays the salaries of the four staff members expenses of bringing key experts to Washington a couple of times for preliminary meetings, printing- ad- materials and postage on program can be built as well as Ereat amoun t of correspondence careful selection of subjects that 1 necessar y to Bet It under way. will receive major attention." It Is estimated that the a In deciding to limit the conference to a study ot the mental status of American' kids, a staff member of the White House corps planning the meeting explains that this problem Is the only one left which is worthy of the group. He explains, "in the past «e have gone into the problems of the child's health, economic status, family and education and now the child's-personality Is abo left." now th ut the o nly good topic A permanent staff of four presons conference will'cost about 4750000 Publishing the report alone Is estl- maled in the neighborhood 430,000. There • are 52 members of the national committee who are going the over-all planning. At the last conference 3000 delegates attended Tlie-size of this one will not be known until later. Delegates are asked by a special invitation from the President. Federal Security Administrator Oscar R. Ewing is the chairman of the whole shebang. IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD —(NBA)— Hollywood Is talking about: MIscha Atier and his wife. Joyce, calling it a day. Her next husband he a singer. . . . California movie theaters suddenly getting behind daylight-saving time, which they've opposed Jor years. It's a movie directed against drive-In theaters which, with daylight saving-. B-otitd have lo wait until 8:30 or later before starling their shows. Jane Grcer plotting a release from her UKO conlracl. . . . Frcd- ric March set to make his TV debut on "Inside U.S.A." Sept. 20 . . . Herbert Marshall sailing for Europe to star In "Black Jnck" which will be filmed on the Island of Majorca. Jack Kearns holding out for a fortune for his rights to the Win biography of Jack Dcmpsey. The picture couldn't be made without him. . . Stanley Church, mayor of New Rocl- •••, N.Y,. coming lo Holl lywood to play himself in "After Nightfall." story of Gerard Demits. Ihe master criminal of New Rochelle. Dill F.tBlrln's rommcnl after a prcvlrw: "There's Just one. trouble- wild llic ulcliire. U falls apart at Ihe bceinnlns." * « * Ellaibelh Taylor making up her school work—time she lost while visiting boy friend William Pai'lcy In Florida. . . . Martrnc Dietrich's crack to a photographer, when asked to pose tor leg art: "Young man, I have nothing new lo show the world.", ...Bandleader vauehn Monroe nixing a singing western star bullduo for his movie debut in Republic's "Singing Guns." He wa»-, to be built up as a "straight" cowboy star PLANS TO STICK AKOIJNO Dorothy Shay nlxlug two offers from Paris and Rome. She has a solid year's booking In the slates . . . Johnston office censors Bivln special .disnenytlon lo the title "T Erskine Johnson NEA Staff Correspondent nouncemeiit that Glenn McCarthy has purchased the Audie Murphy book. . . . John Howard turning a furniture-milking hobby Into a legit business. He makes "antiques" complete to the worm holes. Gertrude Lawrence getting the role of Jane Wyman's mother In film version of "The Glass Menagerie." She beat out Tallulah BankheaU and Ruth Chatterlon for tiin part. . . . Richard Osrlson back n films for the first time In six 'ears. He's co-stnrring with Deborh Kerr and Stewart Grainger In King Solomon'! Mines." Virginia Grey, who refuses to riy, ierving as queen of the Cleveland ilr races. . . . Ezlo Pimn. who ji'st icc?mc a grandfather, getting the iirl every night In "South Pacific." . . . Plans cookhlg for Al Jolson o appear on the screen as himself n a third picture about h 1 - life. I mess Hollywood finally figured Jul*>n Is the type to play Jolson. fol- oiving fhe Larry Parks warmup. 'olson, by the way, Just nixed a S35aO-n-weck offer to tour for a month with the Cole Brothers Circus. was written by Douglas Steen o Los Angeles. North was trapped into doubling Tht DOCTOR SAYS By Edwin P. Jordan, M,D, Written Cor NEA Service The blood flowing through the arteries presses on the walk of these tubes just as water does on an ordinary garden hose. The amount of ;hls pressure Is usually measured by tying a band or cuff around the arm and Inflating; it with air until the air pressure equals that in the artery. When the heart contracts it forces :he blood out Into the arteries and this produces the high point of the pressure. When the hear!, relaxes thfi pressure of blood in the arlerics falls somewhat. The high point of .he pressure Is called "systolic" and ;he low point is called "dlaslolic." This is why doctors give two figures for the blood pressure such as 120 over 80. '.'•.' The beat of tile heart Isn't the only thing which acts on the blood pressure. The amount, of blood 3resent, the condition of the ar- :eries, esepcially their elasticity, the thickness of the blood, and the nerve supply to the walls of the arteries also influence the blood pres- ure. Other Possibilities The blood pressure does sot remain the same all of the time. Nervous disturbances, cold, exercise and excitement tend to Increase the blood pressure. For this reason Is often true that the first test of the blood pressure in a doctor* office may be higher than normal, just because of the excitement of the visit. A constantly high blood pressure can come from the heart.lt can come from a disease which has caused trw bipod to be thickened. It can also come from a decrease in the elasticity of the arteries due to deposits of calcium which have made them hard and brittle. This Is the high blood pressure which accompanies hardening of the arteries, Note: Dr. Jordan Is unable to answer individual questions from \eaders. However, each day he will answer one of the most frequently asked questions in his column. * • • QUESTION: Can gall bladder trouble be diagnosed by a pelvic examination In women or does it require laboratory tests and X- rays? j • AN3\VER. It generally requires X-rays.' -* By '.DcWftt MacKenxle )s.(ieuv S -*I»J)V u*|JJoj «iv * • Britain's Socialist government today faces a crucial test of whether It has lost ground with Its big majority of followers In the House of Commons as the result of the devaluation of the pound sterling. Prime Minister Attlee and hl» cabinet will stand or fall on a vot« of confidence on (his Issue. Parliament has been called Into special three-day session for a full dress debate In which the govern- -ment will undertake to justify its action. The devaluation of th» pound was wholly unexpected by parliament and the general public For the government had made It t :op-drawer secret. As a consequence the slash in the value of John Bull's money came as a shock to a nation which had regarded the pound prldcfully as the emblem of stal ily. 75 Years Ago In Blvthevifle— Misses Ruth and Sue Butt left last nigfet for New Orleans, La., where they will attend Sophie Newcomb college. Miss Ruth Butt will be a senior and Miss Sue Butt, a sophomore, after having attended Rantiolph-Macon college last year. Mrs. J. W. Hill of Russellville Ark. is the houseguest of her daughter, Mrs. Don Sammons and Mr. Samons. Mr. L .M. Koss of Fort Collins, Colo, is visiting his sister, Mrs, E. J. Heaton and Mr. Heaton. Mrs. W. H. Stallings of Dallas, Texas is ihe guest of her sister, Mrs. J. D. swift and daughter. Miss Sunshine. Moreover complications quickly developed. The devaluation will force up the price of some essential commodities which have to be Imported, and bread is one of the items affected. When agitation arose among the ranks of some, workers for higher wages to offserthis Increase, the government announced that there would be no general raises. Whatever there might be would go to wage earners "in th« lower brackets. This has brought threats of strikes. Naturally, the Conservatives, under leadership of former Prim« Minister Winston Churchill, )iav« seized upon this situation to mak» au attack on the Socialist government, and the assault will cover its financial policies since it took power in '45. Churchill is expected to lead th» offensive and he will be backed by his chief lieutenants, Including Deputy Leader Anthony Eden. It is Attlee hlmself'who is taking the initiative in face of the im-' pending battle by demanding a vote of confidence. The Conservative leaders already had made it known that they didn't Intend to call for a vote of censure. ; Clearly Attlee feels very sure of the result, as well he may unless heavy defection should unexpectedly develop among his followers. The Laborites (Socialists) hold 383 of thjH 40 seats in Commons, whereas thft Conservatives have 189. Thus, Attlee has good reason to believe h« won't be defeated. If he were h» would have to resign and a new general election would be called What will be demonstrated, how^' ever, ,is whether the Socialist membership in Commons still stand! solidly behind him. . > If Attlee gets the rousing* ma? Jority which he anticipates, and the government's accounting of /it* stewardship-is-well received by._the public, he will bo"in a stronger position politically and can avoid a general election until next summer .when !t normally falls due.. That will give him time to pass legislation which will permit him to mart good the platform promises oa which he was elected. Two Import-, ant pledges still remain to be carried out—nationalization great steel industry and Baby Sitter Milestone PATTONSBURG, Mo., Sept. 27. f/T)—Center Point school is operating again. The school board found a baby sitter. Because it 'acked a teacher, the rural school was unabls to open September 1 as planned. Mrs. Harley Ellis of McFall, Mo., agreed to serve provided the board helped her find someone to care for her 14- because his partner had not on!* m °nths-old daughter. It did and made an opening bid, but later y csterda y school opened. Since the first ot the month the II pupils have been going to school here. McKENNEY ON BRIDGE Ily Will' i E. nfcKfnney America's Curd Authority Written for NEA Service Misunderstood Hid Breeds Bad Double The August issi'e of The Bridge World gave the Western Tournament In California a nice wrlteup. There arc many fine players In Los Angeles and San Francisco, nnd they hold some great tournaments each year. They extend to their vlslUnj. guests a hospitality thai Is unsurpassed anywhere. u.u .»^ D vfl, "" ."•" ~~ Today's hand is ta.»:n from the Hell and Back,?' »o watch for an in- article in The Bridge World, which AJI09 '4 K Q 10 5 2 *KQ853 Tournament — E-W vul. South West North East 1 * Double 3 « 3 y • * * 4 W Double Pass Opening—* K 27 made a second free bid. South was not vulnerable and was hoping that he and his partner could take a sacrifice against a probably certain ime. The piny of the hand was very interesting. Declarer won the opening lead of the king of diamonds In the dummy and led the jack of hearts. North won this trick with the queen nnd returned a diamond. Declarer rulfcd, then led a small heart nnd finessed dummy's ctfht- spot, NorC- winning with the king. At this point North returned the club, which wns won in dummy with the ace. Now declarer did not make the mistake of cashing the ace ot hearls. Instead ha led spades. North trumped the'-fourth round, declarer overtrumped, plcke<i lip the last trump by leading a heart to the ace. and thus he lost only one club ant) two hearts, making his contract. of the = _ _ further. restriction of the veto power ol the House of Lords over legislation pissed by Commons. Diners Use Cafe's Catsup Supply in Free-for-All ^L NEW YORK, Sept. 27. Iff) — R looked like a bloody brawl. Twenty men and youths wer« smeared with, crimson when police arrived to break up a free-for-all at a r,fan- hattan restaurant Sunday ntehfc. But it ws only ketchup—the re»- taurant's total supply. . Tossing the ketchup bottles led to disorderly conduct charges against all JO participants. There were only a few drops of blood—from the head of one youth, hit by a flying bottle. Tiie restaurant's plate glass window was the worst casualty. Woodrow Wilson issued the firs* Mother's Day proclamation. Singing Sfar Answer to Previous Puzile> 23 Whipped 25 Part of the loot Confederate Week Set LITTLE ROCK, Sept. 27. (AP) — A proclamation designating this week as Confederate Week in Arkansas was l«sucd yesterday by Governor MfMnth. The annual Confederate veterans' reunion is being held here thU week. HORIZONTAL I.SDepicled singer , 10 Ransom 12 Peeped 14 Compass point 15 New 17 Affirmative vole 18 And (Latin) 10 Small child 20 Doctor (ab.) 21 Veteran (coll.) 23 Sheltered side 24 God of love 22 Sums 26 Youths 27 Preposition 28 Bone 29 Indian mulberry 30 Exclamation of satisfaction 31Typeot cabbage 33 Depression •38 Abstract being 37 Deacon (ab.) 38 Halt-em 39 City In Tht Netherlands 42 Measure of area 43 Vegetable 45 He in his ovvn radio show •17 Theater sign •18 Food fish 80 Thoroughfare 52 Girl's name 53 Period of time VERTICAL 1 Joker 2 Fruit drink 3 Symbol for cerium 4 Cognizance 5 Ran 6 Diminutive of Melvin 7 Id est (ab.) 8 Attempt 9 Paid attention lo 10 Female ruff 26 Burden 11 Witticism 31 Relains 13 Challenges 32 Make 1C "Old Dominion enduring State" (ab.) 34 Closer 35 Playing cord 39 Healing device 40 Avnbary 41 Bitter vclch 44 Fourth Arabian calipl 4:> Tur£ 46 Pigpen 47 Ocean 4 9 Symbol for manganese 51 Of the thing

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